watch the clock
wait eagerly for the end of working hours.
It is from this expression that the word dock-watcher has developed, referring to someone who is determined not to work more than their allotted hours.
round the clock = around the clock
all day and all night
1992 - Susan Sontag - The Volcano Lover – The mountain was guarded round the clock by a ring of armed soldiers mounted on nervous horses.
turn back the clock
return to the past or to a previous way of doing things.
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